Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Number 2023: Wonder Woman: Duke of Deception’s Dream Dooms
Peter’s distinctive artwork seemed more quaint as time went on. “The Dream Dooms” was published in Wonder Woman #81 (1956), the same year the Silver Age was born, with the revival of the Flash in Showcase #4, cover dated October, 1956. Kanigher may have been obliged to use Peter for the art chores until Peter chose to quit, but he chose a more contemporary style for the covers. The cover of #81* was drawn by Irv Novick.
Kanigher used two of Marston’s original characters, Paula Von Gunther, and the Duke of Deception, in this story.
*GCD entry for Wonder Woman #81
H.G. Peter’s last job as Wonder Woman’s artist was Wonder Woman #97 (1958). Just click on the thumbnail.